Arvind Kumar gets Hindi Academy Shalaka Samman

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June 25, 2011   12:27:19 AM

Staff Reporter | New Delhi

An eminent Hindi litterateur Arvind Kumar was on Friday presented the Hindi Academy Shalaka Samman by a well-known poet and former bureaucrat Sita Kant Mahapatra at a function in Delhi Secretariat.

Shalaka Samman carries an amount of Rs 2 lakh, a recitation, shawl and memento. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was present as Chief Guest, Language Minister Kiran Walia attended the function as a special guest, Prof Ashok Chakardhar, vice-chairman, Hindi Academy, presided over the function, whereas Prof RN Srivastava, Parichay Das, Secy Hindi Akademy, conducted the programme.